OnSSI's Ocularis Released with BriefCam Video

 
 
By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2009-09-21 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

BriefCam and OnSSI team up to provide cost-conscious businesses with advanced video surveillance solutions.

BriefCam, a developer and provider of video synopsis systems for reviewing, analyzing and indexing of surveillance camera content, and On-Net Surveillance Systems today announced the full embedding of BriefCam's Video Synopsis technology into OnSSI's Ocularis Video Management Platform. Ocularis is an open-architecture, non-proprietary, video-centric PSIM (Physical Security Information Management) software platform that allows users to view, manage and record video from an unlimited number of IP and non-IP video surveillance camera, while integrated with other physical security and transactions systems.

BriefCam's Video Synopsis is a proprietary image-processing technology that creates a summary of original full-length surveillance video and gives users the ability to review hours of footage in a few minutes time. Video Synopsis enables the review and indexing of captured video footage -- with an index to the original source video; real-time video feed online and archival video footage offline -- for event tracking, forensics and evidence discovery. BriefCam can also provide a complete representation of all events occurring during 24 hours of video footage in a condensed clip, as short as a few minutes long. The synopsis is made possible by simultaneously presenting multiple objects and activities that have occurred at different times.

Licensing to OnSSI is a very significant vote of confidence for us," said Gideon Ben-Zvi, chairman and president of BriefCam. "Video Synopsis gives OnSSI an edge by providing a new technology that differentiates them from the rest and familiarizes users with an easy-to-use, powerful tool that, for the first time, makes reviewing all video feeds possible, and part of the daily security routine.

The company said embedding the Video Synopsis module from Briefcam inside the Ocularis Client provides advantages when compared to a VMS solution that is simply integrated. With the embedded solution, the customer saves the cost of acquiring additional dedicated hardware needed to run the Video Synopsis application. The Video Synopsis application also runs inside the Ocularis viewing client as an embedded video, similar to the other video surveillance camera streams, rather then in a separate window running as a separate application.

"No one can watch 24 hours of surveillance video yet CCTV deployment worldwide continues to grow exponentially," said Gadi Piran, President and CTO of OnSSI. "Ocularis is the first surveillance product to embed Video Synopsis; we now offer clients an enhanced product suite that meets the unmet global need to browse video, investigate and identify incidents rapidly, and take action."

OnSSI is the first vendor to adopt Video Synopsis technology inside its client application and is the exclusive NVR provider of embedded Video Synopsis for North America. BriefCam's Video Synopsis application will be offered as an optional module embedded within Ocularis' environment. 
 
 
 
 
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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